Typically, this individual will have already served two years as President-Elect and will automatically move into the role of President of the Association.
The President is an active, long-term senior member of the Association. S/he has a general knowledge and understanding of the mission and history of the Association, acquired from prior service on numerous administrative, publications or technical committees within his/her respective local section(s) and at the national level. This individual has also held office at the section or interest group levels.
The responsibilities of this office require the President to have the employment flexibility, as well as on-going support from his/her current employer, to be actively involved in duties required of the office, including attendance at two national meetings during the year, the annual Budget Meeting, the AATCC International Conference, and meetings of numerous local sections and interest groups.
The President is well-known and respected in the textile and related chemical, dyes or machinery industries. S/he is a natural leader and an effective communicator (verbally and in writing), who has an aptitude for planning and directing and a desire to promote the mission and goals of the Association.
Term Limit: The President serves for two years, and automatically becomes the Immediate Past President for a two-year term. (AATCC Constitution, Article V, Section 4)
The President is a member of the Board of Directors, as detailed in Article V of the Constitution and Article III, Section 1 and 2 of the Bylaws.
The President shall preside over meetings of the Board of Directors (Bylaws, Article III, Section 2).
As an ex-officio member, the President attends and participates in meetings of all subcommittees of the Board of Directors and standing committees of the Board (see Bylaws, Article III, Section 2):
- C1 Board of Directors
- C-1-S8 Building and Grounds
- C1-S14 Employee Benefits Committee
- C1-S16 Awards Oversight Committee
- C2 Executive Committee on Research
- C3 Technical Committee on Research
- C5 Appropriations Committee
- C6 Membership Committee
- C7 Publications Committee
- C9 Constitution & Bylaws
- C11 Committee on Conferences
- C17 Education Advisory Board
- CS61 Harold C. Chapin Award Committee
- CS65 Olney Medal Award Committee
- CS70 Henry E. Millson Award for Invention Committee
- C2-S3 Colour Index Dyes Board
The President presides over the Awards Banquet or Luncheon at the International Conference.
The President attends and participates in several sectional meetings, interest group meetings, symposia, and other Association programs, as time permits.
The President of AATCC is automatically an ex officio honorary member of the Society of Dyers and Colourists. From time to time, s/he may be invited to participate in SDC programs, such as the Annual Meeting and Dinner held in York, England.
The President shall confer frequently with the Executive Vice President and discuss matters of importance to the Association. The Executive Vice President will take his direction from the President, as chair of the Board
The President of AATCC is automatically a board member and chair of the Board of Directors of AATCC Foundation, Inc.
The President, in consultation with the Immediate Past President and/or Chair of the Executive Committee on Research, will review annually with the Executive Vice President progress made toward Association and staff
Once the term of President is completed, s/he becomes past president for a two-year term and, as such, chairs the Appropriations Committee; s/he also may be asked to serve on other strategic committees during this period of time.